SC suspends JEE Advanced counselling 2017; decision deferred till July 10
Bachan Thakur, 07 Jul 2017, #JEE Advanced
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The Supreme Court has put the counselling of JEE Advanced and JEE Main 2017 on hold till the further hearing on July 10. A bench comprising Justice A M Khanwilkar and Dipak Misra also restrained the High Courts from entertaining any writ petition with respect to the counselling and admission process of IITs from Friday onwards. After the suspension of JoSAA counselling for JEE Advanced 2017 on Friday, now the joint counselling and seat allotment body has also put on hold the counselling of JEE Main 2017 for admissions to NIT+System. Click on the link below to check the announcement by JoSAA. 

As per Press Trust of India, the SC has also sought details of the petitions pending before the High Courts across the country and the number of petitions challenging the JEE Advanced 2017 rank list, and awarding of additional marks to all candidates who had appeared in the test. The bench further directed that copies of today's order be sent to the Registrars General of all the High Courts.


Latest: The Supreme Court has lifted the stay on JoSAA counselling. Admissions to go on as per schedule.


Click Here to check JoSAA announcement on suspending JEE Main 2017 counselling   

In the hearing held on July 7, 2017, the advocate general K K Venugopal urged the court to look at an equitable solution on account of the huge number of students who had taken the examination and who had participated in the counselling in good faith.


However, the bench was of the opinion that only those candidates who had attempted the said questions should have been awarded bonus marks. It also cited the judgement given in 2005 which was on similar lines. To which the advocate general K K Venugopal pointed out that many students had not attempted the said questions on account of the negative marking. Moreover, it would be a difficult task to re-evaluate the answer sheets of the two lakh plus students who had appeared for the exam citing it to be the reason why bonus marks were awarded to all students.

The bench then passed the interim order to put a halt to the counselling for the IIT seats while it tried to find a solution to the problem. The bench observed that the admissions could be allowed only after deciding the validity of the awarding of bonus marks to all the students irrespective of their attempting the questions or not.


This move by the apex court comes after a petition was filed by IIT aspirant Aishwarya Agarwal on June 28 with respect to the unfairly awarding of bonus marks to all JEE Advanced 2017 test takers.


In her petition, Aishwarya Agarwal had claimed that the action of awarding bonus marks to all candidates who had taken the entrance test for IIT admission was incorrect and violated her rights along with other students like her. She further argued in the petition that bonus marks must be awarded to only those who had attempted the respective questions and not to all candidates as was done by the JEE Advanced authorities.


The petitioner also claimed that the awarding of bonus marks had impacted her ranking in the merit list which would further steal away her admission chances at the institutes of her choice.


Petition filed by Aishwarya Agarwal


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JoSAA 2017 officials have also confirmed the suspension of the counselling for IIT admission. The official notification released by JoSAA reads, "As directed by the Honourable Supreme Court of India on 7th July 2017, admission and counselling process for JEE (Advanced) 2017 has been suspended till further orders."





On June 30, the apex court had issued notice to the MHRD on this plea.


On June 11, according to the final answer key of JEE Advanced 2017, 18 marks were awarded to all the candidates who had taken the entrance exam on May 21. Out of these bonus marks, in Paper I (Chemistry and Mathematics section), 7 marks were given to candidates due to printing inconsistency, while in Physics and Mathematics sections of Paper II, against 3 questions, a total of 11 marks were awarded.


JEE Advanced 2017 was conducted by IIT Madras on May 21 wherein Paper I was held from 9 am to 12 pm, while Paper II was conducted from 2 pm to 5 pm. The result of JEE Advanced 2017 was announced on June 11. This year, as many as 2,20,000 candidates were eligible to take JEE Advanced for admission to B.Tech programmes across 23 IITs for 10,988 seats. However, only 1,59,540 appeared in the test. As per the official data released by IIT Madras, as many as 50,455 candidates have qualified in JEE Advanced thus making it the rank list across all categories.


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jee advance exam is conducted go get an admission in iits which are the most prestigious engineering colleges in india the applications for jee advance is realesed on 1st week of may 2020 and to attempt this exam first you need to qualify jee mains paper 1

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My son is taking Cambridge A levels with subjects - Math, Physics, Chemistry, Economics and English AS levels. Is he elligible to take JEE Mains and Advance.

Avishek Dutta 10th Dec, 2019
Below I will give the list of qualifying examination for JEE mains .
List of Qualifying Examinations (QE)
i. The final examination of the 10+2 system, conducted by any recognized central/ State Board, such as Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi; Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, New Delhi; etc. ii. Intermediate or two-year Pre-University examination conducted by a recognized Board/ University
. iii. Final examination of the two-year course of the Joint Services Wing of the National Defense Academy
iv. Senior Secondary School Examination conducted by the National Institute of Open Schooling with a minimum of five subjects.
v. Any Public School/ Board/ University examination in India or in any foreign country recognized as equivalent to the 10+2 system by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
. vi. Higher Secondary Certificate Vocational Examination.
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viii. General Certificate Education (GCE) examination (London/Cambridge/Sri Lanka) at the Advanced (A) level. [Only for Admission to IITs]
ix. High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma of the International Baccalaureate Office, Geneva. [Only for Admission to IITs]
In viii it is mentioned that your son is only eligible for admissions in IITs.
And he can appear for JEE mains and advanced.

Is there anyway to enter in iit if i couldnt qualify jee advance exam??

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 9th Dec, 2019

If you want to do then unfortunately you cant because jee advance is the inky way.But if you want to do other courses in IITs like B.Sc, Designing, Management etc then exams like IIT JAM, CAT, UCEED (Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design), CEED(Common Entrance Exam for Design) , HSEE (Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Exam) can help you to get in IITs.

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